2010 Alpha Estate Malagouzia
Alpha is the first letter of the greek alphabet. The choice of this name came from the initial letter of Amyndeon, the geographical location of the estate’s vineyards and additionally declares a quality term in the greek argo. Alpha Estate represents the "new beginning", the "birth" of a new era in the world of Greek wine. Makis Mavridis, the grapegrower, and Angelos Iatridis, the winemaker, planted a 33 ha vineyard in Amyndeon region in the late 1990’s.
Tasting Notes: This wine is made from the white grape "Malagouzia" and the wine displays incredible aromatics. This is a medium bodied white wine that shows wonderful pitted fruits of apricot and nectarine and a touch of pear. The wine is rich with great acidity and a creaminess that counters the acid (think creamsicle from Dicky-Dees). The wine is quite lively and is an exciting wine.
Food + Wine Pairing: Creamy cheeses, light seafood, shellfish, chicken. Consider this Chicken Gyros recipe